We're Still Here

We're Still Here

Aiden ShortCloud, a Two-Spirit artist and historian in Boise, Idaho, struggles to preserve and revive his heritage in a race against time. Two Spirit is a cultural term describing the fluidity of gender identity and sexuality with respect to traditional tribal roles across First Nations. Fewer than 10 Two Spirit elders remain, and Aiden’s story represents the struggle to learn, educate, and pass down their wisdom.

Part of the Oculus VR for Good Creators Lab, where we pair filmmakers and nonprofits to make great VR in the name of social good.

Nonprofit partner: Pride Foundation, a community foundation that inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people.

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Director:  Jesse Ayala
Executive Producer:  Amy Seidenwurm, Anna Therese Day
Producer:  Lauren Burmaster, Paula Cuneo
Screenwriter: Jesse Ayala, Connor Lonning
Cinematographer: Alan Bucaria, Connor Lonning
Editor: Connor Lonning, Jesse Ayala
Production Designer: Anna Therese Day
Sound Designer: Alan Bucaria, Tony Ayala
Music: Miles Comiskey
Principal Cast: Aiden Crawford
Additional Credits: Associate Producer: Tony Ayala, Casting: Jeremiah Allen, Casting : Jesse Ayala


Public Film Contact
Amy Seidenwurm
Publicity Contact
Brandon Boone
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Biography, Documentary, History, LGBTQ
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Language: English
Runtime: 03:19 mins